Alternatives to PowerPoint

Alternatives to PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint may be the most widely used presentation software, but it has received a lot of criticism over the years and when used poorly can have devastating effects. Many alternatives have arisen, both methods and applications. Here are a few.


Alternative Approaches
Alternative Applications
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Alternative Approaches

Presentation Zen

The Lessig Method



  • 5 minute presentations using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds
  • “Enlighten us, but make it quick!”
  • Info: __


  • Using slides as illustrations for an orally related story

Collaborative Presentation

  • Using prepared content in a collaborative presentation tool, allowing the audience to participate in revising the content

Alternative Applications

  • Zooming presentation software using a broad canvas instead of slides

  • Dynamic video from your static images and music


  • Aggregate and modify content on the fly

BishopApps Presentations

Apple Keynote

  • Powerful yet easy to use
  • Part of the Apple iWork Suite (available at the OWU Help Desk)
  • (For Mac users only) Impress

  • More power to your presentations
  • Part of the Suite
  • Available for PC and Mac, and comes with most Linux distributions
  • (and it’s free)

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